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Professor Roger Jeynes Module: Management Theory into Practice Module Code: Analysis of Position within the sector The sector stands rather multi-faceted with an array of products and services that are inexhaustible for analysis in this short case study.
Converged-fixed and mobile solutions e. Grew twice as fast as Apple by Q3 of Its products failed to address low-end and emerging markets akin of the Android. Grew faster that Samsung, although mostly in the Chinese emerging market.
It makes the BlackBerry brand of products. Founded init is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Despite losing its grip on market leadership, it has been fighting not to be commoditized. The resilience and eminent resurgence of BlackBerry as a perpetual player in the mobile communications sector is the main motivation for this case study.
Porter posits that for a business to significantly improve its performance, it must focus on either cost leadership, differentiation and focus strategies to position itself on a higher competitive pedestal. He further argues that the success of the strategy is a direct derivative of competitive advantage.
A company should consider the external environment when formulating strategy, and not focus on resources and capabilities only as it may tend to become very inward looking Johnson et al, Whilst its competitors were developing new products e.
Service segmentation at BlackBerry did not necessarily have to impede differentiation in so far as meeting the demands of diverse market strata was concerned. It therefore lost its leading industry position. Mintzberg argues that organisations must adapt to changing times since the mainstay of strategic management is that change is constant.
A competitive-positioning must thus be constantly reviewed as external environments evolve. Given the importance and strength of our technology, and the evolving industry and competitive landscape, we believe that now is the right time to explore strategic alternatives.
They positioned their smartphone as an enterprise tool to target corporate customers using the focused strategy approach Johnson et al, According to Daycapability in this case refers to marketing processes and application of assests such as pricing,customer service capabilities, innovation and product development.
Information and knowledge acquired from customers then serve as a basis for designing new products and services Dean and Bowen, The Deming Cycle thus points us to the importance of doing actionin the quest for continuous improvement. These are summarized in Table 7.
D-Do W-Weaknesses Test the change. A-Act T-Threats Take action. Core competencies are the main source of gaining competitive advantage Grant, This should have been its number one priority e. It failed to respond and innovate in applications, games, and to upgrade its operating systems.
Subsequently it took a nosedive, with a sharp decline in its market share. An adaptation from Prahalad, C. Antecedents and Consequences of Marketing Strategy Making: The Capabilities of Market-Driven Organizations.
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